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Mayor’s Proposal to Address Diversity in NYC’s Specialized High School Admissions Is Too Little Too Late
The Mayor’s proposal was late because the question still stands on why “so few Latinx and Black public school students are being accepted into NYC’s eight specialized high schools.”SEE MORE >>

Date: June 04, 2018
Location: New York, NY

Statement On The Death Toll in Puerto Rico
We are horrified and not surprised by a new study just released by the New England Journal of Medicine showing that approximately 4,645 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.SEE MORE >>

Date: May 30, 2018
Location: New York, NY

Latinxs From Around the Country Convene in California to Strategize and Mobilize for Criminal Justice Reform
Film screening of “Bad Hombres: Latinxs and the Criminal Justice System” and discussion around police brutality in the Latinx community.SEE MORE >>

Date: May 29, 2018
Location: Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA

Statement of Juan Cartagena President & General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF On the Passing of Angelo Falcon, President & Founder, National Institute of Latino Policy
Juan Cartagena honors the death of Angelo Falcon by describing the advocacy work Falcon did throughout his lifetime and the legacy he will leave behind.SEE MORE >>

Date: May 24, 2018
Location: New York, NY

LatinoJustice Rejects the Vilification of the Latino Community for Political Gain
Juan Cartagena issued a statement on the administration’s use of “animal” when describing immigrants.SEE MORE >>

Date: May 21, 2018
Location: New York, NY

US Government Relents and Will Swear in Latina Soldier Who Sued for Delaying Her Citizenship Application
A Latina soldier in the United States Army Reserve who sued the US Government for indefinitely delaying her citizenship application was sworn in today. Ellen Da Silva was notified last week by the...SEE MORE >>

Date: March 22, 2018